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Five-day strike hits EDF bosses

Issue No. 2486

EDF workers on strike in Bexleyheath, Kent, last September

EDF workers on strike in Bexleyheath, Kent, last September (Pic: Julie Sherry)

Up to 50 pickets turned away cars from EDF Energy’s head office on Monday of this week, as around 70 Unite union members began a five-day strike.

There was an enthusiastic atmosphere on the picket line in Bexleyheath, Kent, and workers all wanted to keep up the action.

Workers also struck in Canning Town, east London.

The workers install Smart meters. They are in dispute over issues including a new “telematic” system for recording workers’ daily movements. Unite says it will be used for bullying and to justify sackings.

Regional officer Onay Kasab said talks at Acas had broken down after being “sabotaged by a pig-headed management”.

Thanks to Lynne Chamberlain

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Tue 12 Jan 2016, 16:46 GMT
Issue No. 2486
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